Gale Memorial Lecture Series: Regina José Galindo
Regina José Galindo
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm
UNM Art Museum
Join us for a presentation with internationally recognized Guatemalan performance artist, Regina José Galindo, whose prolific work of performance actions and interventions reveals the power of the body as an artistic medium and a weapon of corporal resistance. José Galindo presents as part of the 2017-18 Gale Memorial Lecture Series on Decolonizing Methodologies in Art.
According to the Guggenheim, "José Galindo has developed a socially and politically motivated practice in which she strives to acknowledge the thirty-six years of civil war endured by her country while looking forward to a more peaceful and productive future. Her video Blind Spot (Punto ciego, 2010) documents a performance by the artist in which she is shown nude and standing on a pedestal as if she were a sculpture. Though seemingly inviting of voyeurism, the tone of the work shifts dramatically as the gallery fills with an audience of blind people. Her 2013 video Tierra is a haunting reinterpretation of the atrocities recounted during the trial of José Efraín Ríos Montt, a former President of Guatemala."
Gender-based violence, or feminicide, is a historical tool of patriarchy that functions in the service of colonialism today. In Central America, racial and gendered violence is an epidemic, and a leading cause for asylum-seeking women and unaccompanied children who flee their homes to the US, who are often disappeared along the way, or who are imprisoned in detention centers. How does an artist in Guatemala use her own body to condemn the gender-colonial system that affects indigenous and women of color across the Americas? Join us for an artist lecture with internationally recognized Guatemalan performance artist, Regina Jose Galindo, whose prolific work of performance actions and interventions reveals the power of the body as an artistic medium and a weapon of corporal resistance.
This event is free and open to the public. Finally, for reference, see the series flyer for the 2017-17 Gale Memorial Lecture Series.
Africana Studies, Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, American Studies, Art and Ecology, Chicana and Chicano Studies, College of Fine Arts, Feminist Research Institute, Latin American and Iberian Institute (with support from the US Department of Education Title VI, Latin American Collection, NM Con Mujeres, Southwest Organizing Project, Theatre and Dance, Working Classrooms